Senator Coburn's Waste Book 2011

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. pspr


    Over the past 12 months, Washington politicians argued, debated and lamented about how to reign in the federal government's out of control spending. All the while, Washington was on a shopping binge, spending money we do not have on things we do not need, like the $6.9 billion worth of examples provided in this report. The result: Instead of cutting wasteful spending, nearly $2.5 billion was added each day in 2011 to our national debt, which now exceeds $15 trillion.


    1. Politicians Partying on the Taxpayer Dime (Presidential Election Campaign Fund) $35.38 Million

    2. Mangled Mango Effort Could Hurt Farmers It Meant to Help (Pakistan) $30 Million

    3. Poor Planning Hobbles Air Force Green Energy Effort (Department of Defense) $14 Million

    4. Subsidy Program for Small Airports Fails to Help Most Recipients Achieve Sustainable Air Service (Federal Aviation Administration) $6 Million

    5. Paying for Pancakes (Washington, D.C.) $765,828

    6. The Super-Bridge to Nowhere (Alaska) $15.3 Million

    7. Dead Federal Employees Continue to Get Benefits Checks (U.S. Office of Personnel Management) $120 Million

    8. Extreme Home Makeover: Federal Highway Funds to Transform Abandoned "Rock House" into Visitors Center (Oklahoma) $529,689

    9. Video Game Preservation (New York) $113,277

    10. Millions In Foreign Aid to China (Department of State & U.S. Agency for International Development) $17.80 Million